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Image 604 of Annual report. 1917

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_ The Home Garden In Kentucky. 41 l V, ` ,1 , In either case the plants are covered with straw, boards or ‘ '” I i some other material that will exclude all light. , Varieties: Winter Queen, Giant Pascal, Fin de Siecle and · .. I White Plume. `_ _ p ` · I i ‘ swnm coim. ’ · Sweet corn is well adapted to Kentucky conditions and rl %. . A L enough should. be grown to supply the table thruout the » ` ~· - .5 _ season. It should be planted on rich land and cultivated the ' A it _ same as field corn. The seed may be planted as soon as the soil - ‘· A V is warm in the spring and successive plantings may be made -4 · { every two or three weeks until late summer. A succession may also be obtained by planting early, medium and late va- ‘ = l · { rieties. Sweet corn when grown in this section passes very quickly from the milk to the dough stage so that gathering at the proper time is important. It is best pulled from the · V I " stalk not longer than two or three hours previous to cooking, · ’ lizix and should be gathered when. the grains are plump, well 1 V developed and just entering the dough stage. " ` A Varieties: Early; Golden Bantam, Adams' Early, and _ Peep-o’-Day. Medium and late: Black Mexican, Country Gen- A ,,i, gg, tleman and Stowell’s Evergreen. j »‘ jp GUCUMBERS. _ 3 Cucumbers require a rich soil and in the home garden it is ` A 1 advisable to apply well rottcd manure under the rows or in the » _, v_ hills. 'Phe cucumber is one of the warm season plants, and seed, v_ therefore, should not be planted until all danger of frost is D past and the ground has become thoroly warm. For ear- ‘ S liest results plants should be started in a hotbed the latter part ` 1. of April. For the main crop seed may be sown outside in rows { . B five feet apart, twelve to eighteen inches apart in the row, or H in hills four feet apart each way. Cultivation should be given , . G as long as plants will permit, after which time the plants are 1 allowed to run and will require very little attention. It is a L good plan to sow ten or more seeds to the hill in order to allow for the ravages of the cucumber beetle. Injury by these in- A . ·— - ._f_ Lf · .. .

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